A novel hemotropic mycoplasma (hemoplasma) in a patient with hemolytic anemia and pyrexia

Jane A. Steer, Séverine Tasker*, Emily N. Barker, Jørgen Jensen, Joanne Mitchell, Teresa Stocki, Victoria Chalker, Mike Hamon

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Abstract

A patient with chronic moderate neutropenia, acute hemolysis, and pyrexia was found to be infected with a novel hemoplasma species. A clinical response to doxycyline was noted, and moxifloxacin was added subsequently to aid infection clearance. This represents the first report of hemolysis in association with confirmed hemoplasma infection in a human.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e147-e151
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume53
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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Funding Information:
Financial support. This work was supported by The Wellcome Trust (grant 077718); the University of Bristol (Postgraduate Research Scholarship to E. N. B.); and Pfizer Animal Health (support for E. N. B.). Potential conflicts of interest. All authors: No reported conflicts.

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